How to send a file via Bluetooth on Android (Samsung Galaxy S6 tutorial)


Bluetooth is a low-power connectivity standard that is now used mostly for connecting wearables and other accessories to your smartphone, which serves as the main hub for them. However, you can also use Bluetooth to send files between Android devices, an old-fashioned way that may not be the fastest one (hence, it's not appropriate for transfers of large files, but still fine for images, for example), but still gets the job done.

Luckily, all Android smartphones nowadays come with Bluetooth and sharing files between the two is really not complicated at all.

In this Android Bluetooth file transfer tutorial, we walk you through the process step by step, as we send an image we've captured on the Galaxy S6 to an older Galaxy S5. The tutorial is so detailed that even complete newbies can follow it with ease, take a look below.

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24 Comments

1. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

do u really need to post this PA ?

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

They are out of tech stories/news these days...

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

The purpose of this article is when an iPhone user reads it and look at his/her phone, then recognizes that can't do it. Lol

8. Sauce5 unregistered

In my experiences, nothing beats AirDrop. If I want to send 140 photos from the concert to all 4 people in my car, tap, tap, done. AirDrop is fast as f***, simple, and headache free.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I totally agree, but you need Wifi network. With Android I can do it with ES File Explorer, a little bit more "headache" but not limited in the type of files.

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

use ShareIT..

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Yeah great... but.. oops you forgot to mention that it works in only Apple's ecosystem.

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Its better to use xender, shareit etc. These days....

19. Sauce5 unregistered

All my friends I hang out with have iPhones so works great for me.

12. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

OMG! you're hurting ifans feeling too much. Bluetooth what? Apple never let them to use it as files transfer. Sorry, i didn't mean to mention it Apple lovers. :p

15. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Samsungarena!

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is for all the iPhone users who switched

2. A.o.D

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

what did i just read??LOL!

4. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

You know even complete newbie can do that, then why you post this article -_-

5. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Dafa*, i Just want to know how Much Samsung paid This time .. Still waiting for how to open the camera & how to make a call on Samsung s6

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Ow....what? pairing? wait? what? Sender: Find stuff you want to share. click share, press bluetooth. find and click receiver. Receiver: enable bluetooth and make yourself visible. upon receiving file notification, press accept. done, no pairing needed? This method has worked since before smart phones....

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

VICTOR always post this kind of basic operations thingie. To those who won't bother to read the effing manuals.

16. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Bluetooth for sending files? In WiFi Direct era? WTF?!?!?

18. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Bluetooth is an easy way to share small files between two phones. is bluetooth a way? OR IT IS BLUETOOTH-ING?

20. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Transfer music, photos and contacts from iPhone and Android to New Galaxy S6 fb.com/KSOFT.CC/videos/725893154182666/

22. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

transfer data between any two smartphones from iPhone or android http://www.facebook.com/KSOFT.CC/videos/725839117521403/

23. McLeodFuller

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

easily put iTunes music to Samsung Galaxy S7http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sljwY6mTpU

24. McLeodFuller

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

easily put iTunes music to Samsung Galaxy S7http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sljwY6mTpU

25. SamKahleah

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

Also here is another way to transfer data from a phone to samsung S6 youtube.com/watch?v=I4o8z_lDLd0

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